Brookdale, TCNJ create formalized path of progress between schools

Brookdale graduates in good academic standing will be able to seamlessly continue their college careers at TCNJ

Brookdale Community College graduates will be able to seamlessly transfer to The College of New Jersey’s four-year bachelor’s degree programs, thanks to an articulation agreement signed by the schools Friday.

Beginning in the fall of 2023, Brookdale associate degree graduates in good academic standing who’ve maintained the required GPA (between 2.5-3.0, depending on program) and who’ve satisfactorily completed the application for admission will automatically be granted admission to TCNJ.

As part of this agreement, TCNJ will have a consistent and visible presence on the Brookdale campus in Lincroft, including meeting with students to answer questions and providing any information or assistance they may need.

Over the past three years, TCNJ has received over 250 Brookdale applications, with over 68% of those admitted to the college. Over 100 Brookdale graduates are currently TCNJ Lions.

TCNJ President Kathryn Foster and Brookdale President David Stout said they were thrilled to more formalize the arrangement.

“It is clear that our two schools share common DNA: ensuring student success, cultivating a love of learning and empowering students to enhance their communities locally and beyond,” Foster said. “We cannot wait to welcome many more Brookdale transfers in the coming years and to deepen this inspiring opportunity and partnership.”

Stout wholeheartedly agreed.

“United by shared visions, missions and values, and driven by a deep commitment to empowering students in their educational journeys, TCNJ is a perfect match for our students to complete their pathways,” he said. “Through cooperative and efficient program offerings, we strive to provide equal opportunities for all students to achieve their fullest potential.”